William Reckler

William Reckler

Latham & Watkins LLP

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The Circuits Are Split: Are Tangible Benefits Required for Insider Trading Liability?

The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision calls into question the Second Circuit’s definition of “personal benefit” for insider trading liability in criminal prosecutions. On July 6, 2015, United States District Court Judge...more

7/13/2015 - Broker-Dealer Enforcement Actions Hedge Funds Illegal Tipping Insider Trading Judge Rakoff Material Nonpublic Information Personal Benefit Popular SEC US v Newman

Expanding FIRREA Liability for Financial Institutions: Recent Second Circuit Developments

In a brief — and swiftly decided — per curiam decision issued June 4, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the wire fraud and wire fraud conspiracy convictions of three former UBS Financial Services,...more

6/16/2015 - Appeals Banking Sector Criminal Conspiracy Criminal Prosecution DOJ Enforcement Actions Financial Institutions FIRREA Statute of Limitations Wire Fraud

What To Do When You Are Served With a Search Warrant

In recent years, state and federal law enforcement agencies continue to increase their investigation and prosecution of white collar crime, particularly relating to the securities and healthcare industries. The search warrant...more

12/17/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Books & Records Consent Employee Rights Miranda Warnings Privilege Waivers Search & Seizure Search Warrant Self-Incrimination Waivers

Expanding FIRREA Liability for Financial Institutions: Southern District of New York Developments [UPDATE]

A recent SDNY ruling strengthens the Department of Justice’s expanding application the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989. UPDATE On October 23, a jury returned the first FIRREA...more

10/29/2013 - DOJ Enforcement Financial Institution Liability FIRREA Liability

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